Starting secondary school

Apply for a secondary school place for September 2019, if your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or statement of special educational needs you don’t need to apply through this admission process. Contact instead.

Key dates

Key dates for secondary school admissions 2019:

 Action Date 
 Registration for the Medway Test opens  9am, Monday 4 June 2018
 Registration for the Medway Test closes  5pm, Monday 2 July 2018
 Deadline for special arrangements requests from schools  Monday 9 July 2018
 Secondary school applications open  9am, Monday 10 September 2018
 Medway Test dates  Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 September 2018
 Medway Test date for Medway schools who opt for Saturday
 testing and children from non-Medway schools
 Saturday 22 September 2018
 Results of the Medway Test  Monday 8 October 2018
 Deadline for Medway Test review requests  Monday 15 October 2018
 Deadline for primary and junior schools to submit review work to Medway Council  10am, Wednesday 17 October 2018
 Medway Test reviews  Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October 2018
 Review decisions posted to parents and carers  By Tuesday 23 October 2018
 Secondary school applications close  5pm, Wednesday 31 October 2018
 Offers sent to parents and carers  Friday 1 March 2019
 Places must be accepted/refused
 Requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted
 By Friday 29 March 2019
 Re-allocation of vacant places begins  Tuesday 23 April 2019
 Re-allocation of vacant places ends  Tuesday 31 December 2019


Question and answer sessions

To help guide families through the admissions process, we're running a series of presentations on how it works and what you need to do.

You can ask any questions you have and you don't need to book a place, just turn up.

There are two presentation times on each date at each venue.

Date  Presentation times  Venue 
Tuesday 5 June 2018 4.30pm and 6.30pm  Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Maidstone Road, Rochester, ME1 3EL
Wednesday 6 June 2018 4.30pm and 6.30pm  Chatham Grammar School for Girls, Rainham Road, Chatham, ME5 7EH
Thursday 7 June 2018 4.30pm and 6.30pm  The Hundred of Hoo Academy, Main Road, Hoo, Rochester, ME3 9HH